Sunday, March 18, 2012

for the love of seals shirt

appliqued seal shirtAn appliquéd t-shirt for the big boy.  A simple seal that is a little bit special. 

appliqued seal

Back when E. had just turned two he was gifted a “seal shirt” from his Grandpa.

Grandpa told him all about seeing the seals on his holiday to Kangaroo Island and would imitate the seals making their loud call. Needless to say the two year old thought the seal noises were hilarious and as such the shirt itself became very special.

With Grandpa on the day E. was gifted his original seal shirt 2009

So special that it was worn for years and years despite eventually becoming too small. Eventually though it just would not fit. It was time for a new seal shirt.

seal shirt

And now the boy is old enough to make his own seal call.

11 comments:

  1. Love the connection between the old shirt and the new shirt. I wonder how special this new shirt will be. Will he still make the connection to his Grandpa, wearing this one? Will it be even more special, because you made it for him?

    I love that photo of your boy and his grandpa.

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  2. I'm sure the new seal shirt will become just as special as the old one, it's so sweet and made with such love.
    gorgeous post Sal xo

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  3. That's such a sweet story and T-shirt :)

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  4. Don't you love being able to fulfill these needs with your own two hands? Such a sweet shirt!

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  5. oh this is so lovely! I love all the photos too. Wow they grow up so fast huh?! I love your big boy in his new seal shirt, you are so clever and he is one lucky guy.

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  6. Love shirt & story behind shirt! Great job!

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  7. I bet he's 'in character' ALL DAY!

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  8. What a fabulous post... so lovely. Just like your beautiful seal shirt :) Love the pics. Kx

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  9. an awesome story sally :) thanks for sharing.

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  10. Gorgeous! And this one is special also because Mum made it! Love the photo of the two of them.

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  11. Fantastic shirt and such a nice story too :-)

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